Should you configure Stacks to utilize a email address linked to your organization's domain as a 'from address' you may encounter challenges in receiving emails generated by your Stacks site. This arises from Stacks employing a technique called "Spoofing," creating the appearance that emails from the platform originate from a different source. While numerous organizations excel at identifying and blocking such manipulated sender addresses, some may enforce stringent rules against emails not originating from their designated email service.
To overcome these challenges without compromising security, Stacks recommends two viable solutions:
- Use an External Email Provider as a Forwarding Service: By configuring a forwarding mechanism, incoming emails generated within Stacks can be automatically redirected through an external email provider. This process eliminates the 'spoofed' email header, significantly reducing the likelihood of interception by organizations with stringent security policies.
- Configure SMTP in Stacks to Utilize Your Email Service: For situations where exceptions cannot be made to organizational email policies, Stacks offers an alternative solution. You can configure Stacks to utilize their organization's email service for outbound emails through Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). This approach maintains the integrity of your organization's security policies while allowing Stacks to seamlessly utilize the established email infrastructure.